Social Security Snapshot


With large cities like Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, small towns scattered across the countryside, and world-renowned universities like Penn State, Pennsylvania has it all. Retirement options abound here — whether you choose the laid back rural life or the more urban scene that offers an eclectic mix of cultures from around the world. While its property tax rates are higher than average, the average total sales tax rate is among the 20 lowest in the country. Make the most of living in the Keystone State by consulting with a Social Security Advisor who is a Registered Social Security Analyst. They have the expertise to ensure you receive all of the income and benefits you’re entitled to — for your retirement years.

Social Security for Pennsylvania residents — here’s what you can expect:

  • Retirement benefits
  • Benefits for disabled workers and their dependents
  • Benefits to the families of deceased workers

You may also be entitled to:

  • Supplemental Security Income program (SSI) – a needs-based program for people ages 65+ and people with disabilities, regardless of age.
  • Assistance if you are a Medicare beneficiary with limited income to apply for extra help with the cost of prescription drugs (Medicare Prescription Drug Program.)

Social Security: It’s not taxed in Pennsylvania

While the IRS may tax you on up to 85% of on Social Security benefits, all Social Security income is tax-free on your Pennsylvania state income tax return —regardless of income or the size of your Social Security benefit.

  • What you need to know as a Pennsylvania retiree:
  • Pennsylvania is tax-friendly toward retirees.
  • Social Security income is not taxed.
  • Withdrawals from retirement accounts are not taxed.
  • Wages are taxed at normal rates.
  • Public and private pension income are not taxed.

Find a Social Security Advisor that has the RSSA credential.

If you’re planning for retirement in Pennsylvania, advisors that are Registered Social Security Analysts can help you gain far more Social Security income by making the optimal claiming decisions. Our clients have realized from $20K to $200K in potential additional benefits. Contact us today for a complimentary 15-minute consultation with one of our RSSA advisors.

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